Meal Timing Methods: The Best Time to Eat For Results

You always hear things about eating at the “best time”. Is there any truth to these proposed perfect eating times? That’s what we will be looking at today-Meal Timing Methods. You may see a lot of methods that are “scientifically proven”. Overall, when looking at something that is “scientifically proven” keep a couple of things in mind: Look at the study itself. How large was the study? Small samples often lead to inaccurate results. Was the study an accurate representation of the population (i.e. not just all white males, or overweight females, etc.)? Correlation is not causation. Just because the study produced a certain result, was it due…

Supplements and Fitness: What Supplements Do You ACTUALLY Need?

The wonderful world of supplements. Bright colors, great tastes, and promises of quick and immediate results. BUT,  if supplements are so great– why aren’t we all in super model shape? Something doesn’t add up.  Honestly, supplements do exactly what they say–they will SUPPLEMENT your normal health regimen. Ever wonder why fad diets and workouts have a little asterisk at the bottom of the screen? In microscopic print it usually reads something like *Results achieved through a comprehensive diet and fitness program* Yeah, well there you go. How much of the work were the products actually doing? Well, I’ll leave that for you to figure out.  Please note, that…

Things I Wish I Had Known on My Trip to Seattle, Washington

Our trip to Seattle was a bit of a spontaneous one. We have a goal of going on a major trip every 3 months or so just to stay sane. Especially in the dead of winter, we were getting cabin fever! The cheapest and coolest option was Seattle, Washington! I hadn’t given the city much thought, aside from the fact that they had the Space Needle and it rained a lot. Other than that, I was clueless. I was personally a bit nervous because of the time of year (February), I never really have traveled somewhere when it was cold. I didn’t know what to expect. My experience…

Stress: Why Having It In Your Life Is Actually A Good Thing

Stress: Why Having It In Your Life Is Actually A Good Thing

When we hear the word stress we associate it with negative things. But what if I told you that having some sort of stressor is actually a good thing? The Stress Continuum Picture your stress on a scale (Very similar to the dial method of fitness!). On one end of the spectrum is very little or no stress. You may think this is the place to live right? Wrong. Having little to no stressors in your life leads to a life of laziness. You have nothing to be worried about, so why bother doing anything? You can just sit on the couch. Watch some TV. Do things that…

The Secret to Sticking to Your Fitness Goals: It's Not All Black and White

The Secret to Sticking to Your Fitness Goals: It’s Not All Black and White

Around this time of year in January, everyone and their mother wants to start that New Year’s Resolution to be healthy (yay you!). You get started with a super clean diet and you go to the gym at least 5 days a week and you. are. crushing it. Then by March, (or even sooner) you find yourself slipping back into your old habits. Why do we do this? What is preventing us from sticking to our fitness goals and resolutions? I will tell you why. The answer is: we look at our goals as black and white.  The Dial Method We all know that life isn’t as simple as…

Taking A Weekly Self Care Night: How To Do It Right

Taking A Weekly Self Care Night: How To Do It Right

You are busy. Work is tiring. By the time you get home, clean and cook dinner, all you want to do is sit and stare at the wall. I get it. I think what you need is just ONE measely night out of the week, for maybe an hour or two, to focus on YOU. A self care night, yes. Something to look forward to. Now, I’m not one to prance around and tell you to go buy 100 bath bombs and face masks and have a glass a wine (unless, of course, you want to do that!). How you create this mini-girl night for yourself is up…

Florida Travels: A Weekend in Tampa

Florida Travels: A Weekend in Tampa

With an early visit from Old Man Winter, our mid-November trip to Tampa was truly a blessing! We lucked out with 85 degrees and sun the whole time we were down there. My husband and I did a 4-day trip, but technically got 2 full days of exploring, so I decided this would make a good weekender guide. When we went, I was happy that the tourism was minimal. There was very little traffic, so we had a lot of the beaches and places to ourselves. November is right before the high traffic season, and the weather isn’t horribly hot and humid. I highly recommend trying to go…

5 Health and Fitness Inspos You Should Be Following

5 Health and Fitness Inspos You Should Be Following

I have a quick little round up for your today of the top 5 health and fitness inspos who have been my inspiration as of late. All of these girls are truly genuine and provide quality content. Check them out and be sure to give them a follow if you need more inspiration/knowledge in the health and fitness realm! 1. Hanna Oeberg She’s a gorgeous fitness girl from Sweeden with over 1 million followers. I totally dig her tattoo sleeve, too! I love to follow her for her effective, yet simple, workouts she posts on Instagram. Hanna also has a pretty cool Youtube! Her Instagram Her Youtube: Hanna…

How Not Wearing Makeup Has Totally Changed My Life

How Not Wearing Makeup Has Totally Changed My Life

Nowadays just about any beauty product on the market can make a girl look runway ready. It almost feels like there is some sort of baseline set of what a girl should look like. She should always be put together and have makeup on, and if not? She looks like she’s sick or having a “comfy day”. Although that’s what it feels like to most girls, I’ve discovered quite the opposite. Most males I talk to (inlcuding my husband), say that they prefer women who have a natural face or can’t even tell when they have makeup on! It’s hard to decide how to take those comments–but I…

3 Communication Tactics That Saved My Relationships

3 Communication Tactics That Saved My Relationships

Dealing with people can be difficult.  I come into contact with almost over 100 people per day and making communication go smoothly can be a challenge sometimes. Like me, I am sure you come in contact with just as many people whether they be clients or the cashier at the grocery store.  Today, I am sharing 3 pieces of advice that helped my communication with others go a heck of a lot smoother.  Silence is More Powerful Than Words People enjoy talking. Especially about themselves. Sometimes we are the ones talking too much. Try being silent after making a few comments. Let the other person talk. You will…

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